The void became self-aware, and the consciousness that arose savored solitude, reveled in silence, and luxuriated in peaceful slumber. The consciousness felt no need to create, no need to explore, and no need to change. Its only desire was to exist within itself, and to sleep peacefully in silence.
A blinding light pierced the darkness as the veil between the worlds was torn asunder. The ripping of the veil echoed throughout the formerly silent universe, awakening the consciousness of the void.
Twelve gods stepped through the hole in the veil, and into this universe.
The intruders created a home out of the void: the celestial realm. Before long, this realm was filled with light and noise. The twelve gods forged a paradise of love and beauty; and then created thousands of servants known as celestials to live with them in peace and harmony.
The consciousness of the void, unable to sleep, became enraged. It became Exterminis, the Destroyer, and vowed to unmake all that had been made.
And so began The Immortal War.